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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 17, 2009 11:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have to share although not really Dead related

Thanks for you input midnight sun - Great story about turning the grandparents onto the Dark Side of the Moon!

My parents very much controlled the music I listened to as a kid - no rock music! They listened to classical and when I took piano and guitar I had to learn classic. I just wanted to play the Beatles but no chance. I ended quitting all my music lessons because I just hated what I had to play and ended up resenting and disliking classical music for ages.

Well 30+ years later - I do like some classical stuff again and my parents have even come to enjoy some of my music but I think what I learned from this is not to do the same with my children.

They can listen to whatever they want (with minimal exceptions) and I just hope their love for music will lead them in a good direction. Of course, they are currently in a phase where they are exploring all kinds of music (and some of it I find pretty horrid) but they also very much enjoy our 'house music' which is mainly dead, Kimock, Allman Bros. etc.

I'm doing my best to be open-minded and we'll see what happens as the years go by :-)

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 18, 2009 2:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have to share although not really Dead related

My parents too tried to interfere with the music I loved... Fat chance! With older brothers and sisters I listened to all the music in the sixties while growing up. I still remember my mom saying when The Beatles were playing "Hey Jude" and "Revolution" on TV in the sixties. I think it was The Smothers Brothers or the Ed Sullivan show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txcd4oFomfU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imb4tYOk8GE&;feature=related

"You can tell they're all on drugs.. Look at their eyes!"
They were scared of The Beatles, and what they represented. We of course were all big fans!

A year or two later I came home from high school one day and caught them listening to "Right Between The Eyes" and "Teach Your Children" from my Crosby Stills, Nash & Young album "Four Way Street" on my stereo one day. I could not believe what I saw! They loved those songs so much! I was blown away!
They would get pissed off though because they knew I smoked pot, and yet they would find songs like these incredible! I tried to get them to smoke pot with me and play those songs, and make converts out of them. Fat chance. They passed. That is probably my best memory of music and my parents.
When my kids were young in the eighties and nineties I never restricted what they listened to. It was through them that I first heard Nirvana for example. They also loved reggae. I had a couple of CD's called "Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead" that both me and the kids loved. It served as great car music we could all be happy with.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-12-18 10:13:10

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 18, 2009 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have to share although not really Dead related

My parents very much controlled the music I listened to as a kid - no rock music!

I'm starting to wish I had. I took my 8 y/o to see KISS in October and then shortly afterward he found my Destroyer CD. If I have to start one more Saturday to "God of Thunder" (and rocccckk and roooooooooll) I might not make it. Sometimes I catch him trying to corrupt the five year-old, "ZoZO, the Demon is more cooler than Bobby." Luckily, she has the fortitude to think her own mind---and she's never seen Bob in his short-shorts.


TOOTMO